Building Family Rituals

Building Family Rituals

Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 29 , Segment 1

Building Family Rituals, Math and Literature

Episode: Building Family Rituals, Math and Literature

  • Sep 10, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 10:42 mins

Rituals and routines are important in family life. How do we build these rituals – these daily anchors that can tie us together?  Answers might well include discussions at mealtimes, consuming media together, and, of course, bed time stories. Today, Rachel talks to Julie Nelson, who teaches Children’s Literature and Applied Parenting at Utah Valley University, about what we can do to foster these rituals and a culture of literacy in our families. Nelson is the author of two books: Parenting with Spiritual Power and Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 tips for surviving parenthood. She has a dual degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. Julie Nelson has been featured in media such as The Wall Street Journal,, and The Matt Townsend Show on BYU Radio.